The Living Seed Company - Many world class chefs consider this to be the world's finest paste tomato. This delicious, strong tasting red fruit has thick flesh and few seeds, making it perfect for sauces and salsa. Also great fresh or canned. Story has it that the San Marzano originated in Peru before making its way to the Kingdom of Naples in the 1700's. Here it is thought it was first planted in the area of San Marzano sul Sarno, where it was grown in the rich volcanic soil and shadow of Mount Vesuvius. 85 days from transplant.
Bright red fruits grow to 8-12 ounces
Fruits vary in shape from oxheart to plum
Juicy and meaty flesh
Excellent for sauce or fresh eating
Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
80-90 days from transplant
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination 7-14 days
Plant apart 24-36"
Plants need trellising or staking
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